Software has transformed the way that we work, shop, learn, communicate, socialise and entertain ourselves. 87% of UK adults use the internet every day, 85% own a smartphone and 80% own at least one smart home device. This reliance upon technology demonstrates both the strength of the tech industry and the size of potential commercial opportunities available to those developing software.
When it comes to intellectual property many businesses often overlook patent protection for software-related inventions because it has become such a highly debated and complex area of IP protection. However, it is possible to protect innovations in this sector and businesses should not miss the opportunity to identify and protect their intellectual property.
At Wilson Gunn, we work with businesses to determine the patentability of software-related inventions and help them understand the patent landscape.
Our attorneys work with software development companies which provide solutions for a range of industries, including healthcare, finance, energy and media. We also act for businesses who develop solutions to control other technologies, for example, flow monitoring and leak detection in pipes; wastewater system control; sensor tap control; camera calibration; electricity network management; and HVAC climate control.
Some of the software-related inventions we have obtained patent protection for include: image processing; medical signal analysis; financial modelling; presence monitoring; user authentication; database management systems; production fault detection; audio enhancement; music streaming; secure payment; voucher redemption; social networking; advertisement serving; and user interfaces.
We also have particular expertise in the communications sector and have knowledge of: network performance monitoring; call management; call routing; call identification; notification management; message distribution; telemetry messaging; and network security.
We can also provide advice on trade marks, copyright and licensing for software.
For more information about how we can help you to protect your intellectual property, please get in touch to speak to a member of our software & communications team.